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52nd Annual Woollybear Festival

Sunday, September 29, 2024


**Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and Fox 8 Proudly Announce the 2024 Woollybear Festival Date!** **Sunday, September 29th, Vermilion, OH - A Celebration of Woollybear Fans and Dick Goddard’s Legacy!** VERMILION, OH – May 21, 2024 – The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and Fox 8 are thrilled to announce the date for the 52nd annual Woollybear Festival, set to take place on Sunday, September 29th, 2024. This year, Vermilion will once again be ablaze with excitement as Woollybear fans from near and far gather to celebrate one of Ohio’s most beloved traditions. The Woollybear Festival, the brainchild of the late, great Fox 8 Meteorologist Dick Goddard, has grown from a small-town celebration to one of the largest one-day festivals in the state. Dick Goddard’s love for folklore and his dedication to the “four foots” inspired the creation of this unique event, which continues to capture the hearts of attendees year after year. This year, the festival promises to be the most exciting yet, honoring the enduring legacy of Dick Goddard. Visitors can look forward to a day filled with fun, including: - **The Famous Woollybear Parade**: Featuring creative floats, marching bands, and, of course, the beloved Woollybear caterpillars. - **Family-Friendly Activities**: Enjoy games, contests, and educational exhibits that entertain and educate festival-goers of all ages. - **Live Entertainment**: Performance by Fox 8 Todd Meany and the Ace Molar Band, dance troupes, and special guest appearances. - **Food and Craft Vendors**: A variety of delicious food options and unique crafts from local artisans. The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to join in the festivities and help make this year’s Woollybear Festival the best ever in honor of Dick Goddard. This annual event not only celebrates the whimsical Woollybear caterpillar but also brings the community together, fostering a spirit of joy and camaraderie. “Dick Goddard’s passion for the Woollybear Festival, his love for the 'four-foots', and the communities he reached through Fox 8 for many years were truly unparalleled,” said Sandra Coe, Executive Director of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. “We are committed to keeping his legacy alive and making the 52nd annual festival a fitting tribute to his memory.” Mark your calendars and prepare for a day of Woollybear fun on Sunday, September 29th, 2024. Whether you’re a long-time attendee or a first-time visitor, the Woollybear Festival is an event you won’t want to miss! For more information, please visit the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce website at or contact Sandra Coe at or 440-967-4477 **About the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce** The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting the growth and prosperity of Vermilion, OH. Through community events, business support, and advocacy, the Chamber works to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. **About Fox 8** Fox 8 is Cleveland’s number one source for news, weather, and community events. With a commitment to delivering quality programming and supporting local initiatives, Fox 8 is proud to continue the legacy of Dick Goddard through the annual Woollybear Festival. ### **Media Contact:** Sandra Coe Executive Director Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 440-967-4477 **Social Media:** Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates and festival news!
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